No country like the United States and Hollywood makes war films. For better or worse, Hollywood's standards for the war genre are focused on portraying chaos on the battlefield. It is rare for a costly American war work to be made with complex psychological themes. In other parts of the world, directors have been covering the events of a particular historical battle for years. Most of these filmmakers are confronted with the epic features and possible glory of war by presenting their anti-war views. From more entertaining works to sad and true films, most of these titles are more like non-fiction horror films. You will experience the war from the perspective of different countries.
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10. Red Cliff
- Director: John Woo
- Cast: Tony Liang, Takeshi Kanshiro, Chang Chen, Lin Chi-ling and
- Product: 2008 - China
- IMDb rating for the film: 7/4 out of 10
John Wu China made what became known as the most expensive Asian film in history. "Red Rock" combines classic Wu action sequences with serious, epic features to create a true cinematic experience that must be seen on the largest screen possible.
Both parts of the film must be viewed one after the other. Watch to discover its epic world. The second part of "Red Rock" received a score of 6.7 from IMDb. John Woo's work set a record with more than 1.6 million viewers in South Korea; About 130,000 more than the "Dark Knight" sequel to Batman Christopher Nolan. The Hollywood Reporter also praised the film, writing about it: "A terrifying and shocking introduction to an epic battle with brilliant visual effects and engaging action sequences." Romance and some hollow dialogue fail to reach their full potential, but they are still two of John Woo's best efforts in the modern era of filmmaking.
9. Son Of Saul
- Director: > Laszlo Namche
- Actors: Giza Rrig, Yuli Yakab, Leonte Molnar and
- Product: 2015 - Hungary
- IMDb rating for the film: 7.5 out of 10
The subject of the Holocaust has been repeatedly mentioned by great filmmakers in the history of cinema, such as Steven Spielberg, Jean-Pierre Melville, Roman Polanski and have been used. Given the sheer volume of Holocaust-themed films, it may seem a little difficult for audiences to accept and see a film like "Saul's Son" and the fact that such a work can be emotionally and truly impactful. But Laszlo's production was a very successful one, and in addition to receiving a special jury award at the Cannes Film Festival, it also won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Laszlo Nemsh dramatically captures the darkest hours of history, leaving the audience stunned at the end with just a sigh of relief. You may be interested to know that Laszlo Nemsh has a history of being an assistant to Beltar; Prominent Hungarian filmmaker with many outstanding works in his repertoire. Nemsh's different worldview, his collaboration with Bellatar, and his personal skills in directing and storytelling have earned "Saul's Son" a list of the best Holocaust films.
- Director: Pawo Pavlikowski
- Actors: Jana Koolig, Jean Balibar, Tomasz Kat, Agatha Kolsha and
- Product: 2018 - Poland
- IMDb rating for the film: 7/6 out of 10
Although there was never any mention of common battles or military conflicts during the Cold War, Nevertheless, it still caused many casualties and destruction. This fact is beautifully portrayed in the melancholy, black-and-white atmosphere of "Cold War." Romance is doomed to failure; A love story between a Polish composer and a singer discovered by him and his band. The romance between the two is constantly undermined by the political turmoil of the 1950s, and ultimately leads to an unforgettable outcome. A different war film that blends real historical contexts with its deeply personal narrative and eventually brings it to perfection.
If you want to go to modern Polish cinema and get to know Pavlikowski better, you will have an easy task. He has made only four feature films so far, and before "Cold War" he directed the successful film "Ida", which has the same atmosphere of war and is made in black and white.
7 . Soldier Of Orange
- Director: > Paul Verhoeven
- Actors: Ruther Hover, Edward Fox, Drake de Lint
- Product: 1977 - Netherlands
- IMDb rating for the film: 7/7 out of 10
Paul Verhoeven before making films such as "Iron Police" and "Full Reminder" He directed a Dutch war over Nazi occupation. A combination of an impressive war epic and drama that cleverly depicts both sides of the war in all its details. Ruther Hover, as one of the people who entered the battlefields, offers a different and perfect game. The late Hover is best known for his role in Ridley Scott's masterpiece Blade Runner, but he also appears brilliantly in Verhoeven's. 5 million budget ( 2.3 million) It was made and at that time was considered the most expensive Dutch film in history. "Dutch Soldier" became the most popular Dutch film of 1977 with more than 1.5 million viewers. Verhoeven was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in 1980, and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in the Netherlands at the 50th Academy Awards, but did not make the shortlist.
It is attractive that it is worth seeing. By watching "The Dutch Soldier" you can see World War II through the eyes of the orange-clad inhabitants of northwestern Europe and realize Verhoeven's unique worldview in filmmaking.
6. Goodbye Children (Au Revoir Les Enfants)
- Director: Louis Mall
- Actors: Franois Berlan, Irene Jacob, Peter Fitz and
- Product: 1987 - France
- IMDb rating for film: 8 out of 10
Louis Mall is one of the best French filmmakers. Perhaps his greatest work is this semi-autobiographical war film about the adventures of a Catholic boarding school; The school is run by a man who has doubts about whether or not to use the school to hide Jewish children from the Gestapo. Regarding the world war and the narrative features of this work, he can understand Louis Mall's composition in different ways. The film won the Golden Lion of Venice and still retains its reputation and importance as one of the best French films of the 80s. "Goodbye Kids" was also a box office success, grossing over 3.5 million in France and more than $ 4.5 million in North America.
5. La Grande Illusion
- Director: > Jean Renoir
- Actors: Jean Gabon, Data Parlo, Pierre Farsni, Erich van Strohem and
- Product: 1937 - France
- IMDb rating for the film: 1/8 out of 10
If we want to talk about the masterpieces of French cinema, without a doubt the film The Great Illusion is known as one of the best works of this country and even of all times. The film tells the story of two French pilots who are injured in an aerial battle and captured by the Germans; Now they are doing their best to escape from this camp; A combination of horrific and tense events of war and believable and human drama. Renoir's famous film is skillfully produced and professionally filmed by Christian Matras, you should always look forward to new and unpredictable moments on your screen. France and one of the best films ever made. Orson Welles referred to the film as one of two things he took on his solo ship. In 2010, Empire magazine ranked the war film "The Great Illusion" at number 15 on the list of the world's top 100 movies.
- Director: Oliver Hershbegel
- Cast: Bruno Gantz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Julianne Cooler, Christian Berkel and
- Product: 2004 - Germany
- IMDb rating for movie: 8/2 out of 10
Perhaps no other foreign war movie has ever been as good as "Fall" in a while For a long time, it depicts a true narrative in a sad way. The film's story deals with the last days of World War II from the perspective of Adolf Hitler and much of the leadership of the Third Reich; Where they are all gathered in an underground shelter. Accept your failure. "The Fall" is based on authoritative books written about the Nazis and Hitler, and is considered an acceptable work in terms of fiction. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, the award went to Alejandro Amenabar's "Inner Sea." Hershbeigel's directing is very prominent in this German work, and if you go to this title right now, you can still enjoy its eye-catching frames and flawless visual effects.
3. Come And See
- Director: El Klimov
- Actors: Alexei Kravchenko, Lyubomiras Lukovikius and
- Product: 1985 - Russia
- IMDb Score: 3.8 out of 10
Undoubtedly, El Klimov's unique masterpiece is one of the bitterest and darkest war films of all time. "Come and See", also known as "Come and See", is more like an experimental and scary nightmare than a traditional war movie. If you want to go to this important and fascinating genre of cinema, be very careful because the future of your cinematic journey in the war genre will depend on before and after watching this film.
"Come and see" with the story of a A young Belarusian boy who joins the Belarusian resistance movement to fight the Nazis is gradually penetrating the heart of the Germans' horrific crimes and the naked truths of war. Klimov's work becomes the most different war film of all time with its unusual cinematography, foggy atmosphere and exemplary surreal atmosphere. "Come and See" did not receive many awards and even failed to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film; The outrageous violence and horrifying and shocking sequences of the film can be cited as a reason for this. All you have to do is watch the movie once and get to the final sequence; Where historical violence, puzzled eyes and tears, Hitler's floating painting on the water and a magnificent and sad piece of Mozart's "elegy" are intertwined.
2. Das Boot
- Director: Wolfgang Petersen
- Actors: Jrgen Proscheno, Herbert Gronimer, Klaus Wehmann, Sky de Moon
- Product: 1981 - West Germany
- IMDb Score: 3.8 out of 10
Wolfgang Petersen's shocking trailer is the most influential claustrophobic film in the war genre. A unique work that started the career of this German director in Hollywood. "The Ship" tells the fascinating story of a World War II submarine crew patrolling the Atlantic to find and destroy enemy warships. Its 2.5 hours never gets boring. "The Ship" uses every minute to combine the exciting moments of the war with the daily lives of the crew, who go through the toughest possible conditions.
Roger Ebert awarded the film four full stars, and other critics praised it. They paid for it. "Wrestling" with six Oscar nominations is a record among all German films in the history of cinema. Petersen's work was also nominated for several awards at the Golden Globes and BAFTAs, but failed to win any of them. However, "The Ship" is still known as a well-made and influential foreign war film that tells its fascinating story from the depths of the water.
1. Life Is Beautiful
- Director: Roberto Benini
- Actors: Roberto Benini, Nicolta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Justino Durano and
- Product: 1997 - Italy
- IMDb rating for the film: 8.8 out of 10
A film that has received more attention from viewers than critics for years - according to To 59 points in Metacritic. "Life is Beautiful" is an international work that places Roberto Benini (writer, director and actor) as a Jewish man who uses the magical element of love and comedy to keep his family away from the horrors of the Nazi killings; Even in a dreamy and imaginative way.
An intelligent and influential work about the unparalleled power of love and laughter in the dark days of anti-Semitism during World War II. "Life is Beautiful" won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Roberto Benini, as well as the Best Foreign Language Film and Best Soundtrack Award. Benini's extraordinary work at the box office was also successful and was able to experience significant sales in Italy and other countries. The success of the film is by no means surprising, because its human and anti-war message and content have transcended the boundaries of the language and culture of different nations to such an extent that it is still felt today.